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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

UI

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TEUDPR

ISSUE DATE

October 14, 1999

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Oct. 31, 1999

DIRECTIVE

:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM LETTER NO. 02-99

 

TO

:

ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AGENCIES

 

FROM

:

GRACE A. KILBANE
Directorr
Unemployment Insurance Service

 

SUBJECT

:

FY 1999 Unemployment Insurance Benefits, Timeliness, and Quality (BTQ) Nonmonetary Determination Evaluation Training Seminars

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the FY 1999 BTQ Nonmonetary Determination Evaluation Training Seminars to prepare State Employment Security Agency (SESA) staff to administer the nonmonetary determination evaluation system.

  2. References. ET Handbook No. 301, Fourth Edition, Revised January 1998.

  3. Background. Due to the current high level of demand for training seminars, especially those which may be held outside the Washington, DC area, the FY 1999 training schedule as it is currently known is being issued now to aid in the planning process.

    Beginning with the March 1999 session, it is intended that one seminar will be held each quarter for a total of four seminars annually. One annual session will be held in Washington, DC; the other three at various locations around the country to maximize access.

  4. FY 1999 BTQ Nonmonetary Determination Evaluation Training Seminars.  Five sessions of approximately 25 participants each are planned as follows:

    Target

    DATE

    LOCATION

    AUDIENCE

    November 2-6, 1998 Atlanta, GA Region IV
    November 16-20, 1998 San Diego, CA Regions VIII, IX, X
    March 29-April 2, 1999 New Orleans, LA Regions V, VI, VII
    June 21-25, 1999 Washington, DC Central and East Coast States
    September 20-24, 1999 Los Angeles, CA Mountain and West Coast States

  5. State Nominees. This training is designed to prepare experienced nonmonetary adjudicators to participate in the quarterly tripartite quality reviews. It would also be useful for other nonmonetary adjudicators and BAM investigative staff. However, it is generally not appropriate for new adjudicators. (Note: Two nonmonetary adjudication factfinding training seminars suitable for new adjudicators are planned for FY 1999: one in May 1999 in Washington, DC and the second in August 1999 in California.)

    Nominations for each session will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Although target audiences are identified for the various sessions based on geographic proximity, SESAs may nominate potential evaluators for any session. Therefore, nominations should indicate the applicable session. Nominations for the first two sessions (Atlanta/San Diego) will be accepted through October 9, 1998 and for the third session (New Orleans) through February 12, 1999.

  6. Logistics. Travel arrangements and travel and per diem costs for attendees are the responsibility of the nominee's employing agency. Hotel information for the first three sessions is attached. Logistics information for the other sessions will be provided at a later date.

  7. Action Required. State Administrators are requested to notify appropriate SESA staff of the upcoming BTQ Quality training seminars and provide Regional Office staff with the name of each SESA participant who will be attending, no later than October 15, 1998, for the Atlanta and San Diego sessions and no later than February 12, 1999, for the New Orleans session.

  8. Inquiries. Direct any questions to the appropriate Regional Office.

  9. Attachments. (3)

 

 

 

 

 

NONMONETARY DETERMINATION QUALITY REVIEW TRAINING

NOVEMBER 2-6, 1998

 

 

SEMINAR LOCATION:

    Sam Nunn Federal Center
    61 Forsyth Street, SW
    Conference Room
    Atlanta, Georgia

SEMINAR HOURS:

    Begins:1:00 pm - November 2, 1998
    Concludes:12:00 noon - November 6, 1998

HOTEL:

    Suite Hotel at the Underground
    54 Peach Street SW
    Atlanta, Georgia

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel under the group name "U.S. Department of Labor-BTQ Meeting." Check-in will be available beginning 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 1, 1998. The rate is $97 per night including all taxes. Each individual is responsible for contacting the hotel at 404-223-5555 to arrange a reservation. Please reference the U.S. Department of Labor-BTQ Meeting when making reservations to ensure the correct rate is quoted. Reservations must be made by October 12, 1998.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

MARTA is available from the airport to the hotel for a fare of $1.50 as well as taxi cabs.

The Sam Nunn Federal Center is located approximately one block from the hotel.

 

 

 

NONMONETARY DETERMINATION QUALITY REVIEW TRAINING

NOVEMBER 16-20, 1998

 

 

HOTEL/SEMINAR LOCATION:

    Shelter Pointe Hotel and Marina
    1551 Shelter Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106

    SEMINAR HOURS:

    Begins:1:00 pm - November 16, 1998
    Concludes:12:00 noon - November 20, 1998

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel under the group name "U.S. Department of Labor-BTQ Training." Check-in will be available beginning 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 15, 1998. The rate is $93 per night including all taxes. Each individual is responsible for contacting the hotel at either 619-221-8000 or 800-566-2541 to arrange a reservation. Please reference the U.S. Department of Labor-BTQ Training when making reservations to ensure the correct rate is quoted. Reservations must be made no later than October 16, 1998.

    GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

    Airport to Hotel: The Hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service.

     

     

     

    NONMONETARY DETERMINATION QUALITY REVIEW TRAINING

    MARCH 29-APRIL 2, 1999

     

     

    HOTEL/SEMINAR LOCATION:

      DoubleTree Hotel
      300 Canal Street
      New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

    SEMINAR HOURS:

    Begins:1:00 pm - March 29, 1999
    Concludes:12:00 noon - April 2, 1999

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel under the group name "U.S. Department of Labor-BTQ Training." Check-in will be available beginning 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 28, 1999. The rate is $88 per night including all taxes. Each individual is responsible for contacting the hotel at 800-222-8733 to arrange a reservation. Please reference the U.S. Department of Labor-BTQ Training when making reservations to ensure the correct rate is quoted. Reservations must be made no later than February 28, 1999.